Q: In the state of Tennessee, if I give up my rights, do I have to pay child support?
The child lives with her mom's mom who has temporary custody of her and has had for the last 8 years. Because I asked for a DNA test the grandmother now wants me to pay child support. If the child is mine, do I have to pay child support if I give up my rights?
A: Yes, you do. The only way you would be excused from paying child support is if the child is adopted by someone else.
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